Stories by Joab Jackson

Oracle loses XML co-inventor to Google

One ex-Sun Microsystems employee who will not be cashing an Oracle paycheck is XML co-inventor Tim Bray, who has opted instead to work for the Google.

WordPress guns for Web content management duties

Long popular with bloggers, the open-source <a href="http://wordpress.org/">WordPress</a> blogging software is also starting to find a niche as a low-cost corporate CMS (content management system), at least for managing relatively simple Web sites.

HP app preserves SharePoint for the ages

Hewlett-Packard has updated its records management software so it can now capture for legal posterity Microsoft SharePoint files and even entire SharePoint workspaces, the company announced.

IBM details world's fastest graphene transistor

Thanks to a change in recipe, IBM has created a graphene-based processor that can execute 100 billion cycles per second (100GHz), almost four times the speed of previous experimental graphene chips.

Citrix sees smartphone as thin client

Remote application software provider Citrix and mobile virtualization software vendor Open Kernel Labs have joined to author a specification for turning tomorrow's smartphones into mobile thin-client devices, the two companies announced today. They call their creation the Nirvana Phone.

Social media not useful for BI yet: survey

While the number of users on Twitter, Facebook and other social-networking sites continues to grow, business intelligence practitioners remain sceptical about the value of knowledge such services could generate, if one survey by a data warehousing firm is any indication.

Firefox 3.5 edges ahead in browser race

In the unceasing race for market share, Mozilla's Firefox has edged ahead of Microsoft's Internet Explorer, at least according to one statistical snapshot of which browser versions Web surfers use.

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